Callisto Protocol Skunk Gun [Full Guide]

Skunk gun is a very powerful shotgun offered in Callisto Protocol. The weapon can be hard to find. Here is how to get hands on it.

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All you need to know about the Skunk gun in Callisto protocol

Skunk Gun is the first shotgun and the second gun overall that a player unlocks in Callisto Protocol. Visually, it appears as a small and harmless gun, but it carries the potential to get the job done.

Key Takeaways

  • Skunk gun is the second gun of Callisto Protocol and the first shotgun you unlock.
  • There are two opportunities that you can avail yourself of to get your hands on it.
  • The first is while undertaking chapter 3, and the second is while completing chapter 4.
  • The gun is one of the first in the Callisto Protocol, so you must upgrade it after some time to keep it relevant.
  • The upgrades make the gun more stable and damage-inducing.

If you find it hard to explore new places on the map, you can have difficulty discovering the schematics of the Skunk gun. Also, you would need some help finding the other collectibles. Here is where all collectibles of Skunk Gun are hidden.

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3D print the gun at the machine

Although the gun is meant to be unlocked in the initial stages of the game, not all players can find it. Skunk gun has immense importance, so the game should not be progressed with possessing them. Each player must find the weapon and have it in their initial arsenal.

Unlocking Skunk Gun

The Callisto Protocol urges players to explore the map to discover various items, including the Skunk Gun. To obtain this gun, players must uncover its schematics through exploration, similar to unlocking other weapons. These schematics, usually found near mission locations, are essential for crafting the gun.

Once you’ve secured the schematics, the next step involves using a 3-D printing machine to upload and craft the Skunk Gun. The schematics are key to crafting, making their discovery crucial. For the Skunk Gun, you can find the schematics in chapters 3 and 4.

Chapter 3: Aftermath

Undertaking Chapter 3 is the earliest time you can find the schematic of Skunk.

Do as the mission asks you to do. When you are tasked to access Shu, you will grab a fuse close to a gate leading to Workshop 0302. After picking the fuse, return to the path you came from. Climb the ladder and go to the upper level. Then, get off and go past the spiked walls.

Go around, and you will have the ‘D4 Basement Storage’ sign on the wall at your side. Get up high onto the platform and fall on the other side after crossing the D4 Storage Sign. You will be squared up with a control switch that requires a fuse, which you already have.

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The first place to find the skunk gun schematic is in Chapter 3

Insert the fuse into the panel. This will activate the switch and unlock the gate. You will see a vent in the wall. Enter it. You should find the Skunk Gun Schematic on a table on your right.

If you cannot acquire the schematics at this game stage, you have a second chance in the next chapter: Habitat, Chapter 4.

Chapter 4: Habitat

If you missed the schematics in Chapter 3, here’s your final chance to get the Skunk Gun schematics. Progress until you reach the biodome triggered by an elevator descent. Look for Jupiter in the background to confirm your location. Defeat the patrolling robot and head to the Oxygen Processing Area.

Upon entering, spot an upgrade station on the right, a Botanical H624 on the left, and a locked door ahead. Disregard the upgrade station and the locked door; proceed towards Botanical H624. Navigate past rotating containers with plants and take a right at the course’s end toward Utility Hall H626.

Pass through a narrow path on the left, watch out for an attacking alien, and continue forward. Face the small alien and proceed to find schematics atop a crate on the right.

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Find the skunk gun schematic in Chapter 4

Take the schematics back to the upgrade station and buy the weapon after paying 800 credits.

Now, if you failed to unlock the Skunk Gun after mission 3, you will have unlocked it after chapter 4. The weapon is excellent to use early on in the game, but as the game progresses and the missions get harder to undertake, the gun seems weak in power.

Skunk Gun Upgrades

The early unlocked gun lacks substantial power initially, requiring upgrades for effectiveness in later stages of The Callisto Protocol.

Enhance the gun significantly by equipping upgrades at the Reforge station. Moreover, the Skunk gun’s ammo is self-generated once crafted, relieving concerns about ammunition.

There are four upgrade options for the Skunk gun, each with advantages and differing credit costs, allowing players to tailor their choice based on pocket capacity and preferences.

Here are the available gun upgrades:

High-Capacity Magazine Upgrade

High-capacity magazine upgrade demands 400 Callisto credits. This upgrade is the cheapest that the game has to offer. Therefore, only a little improvement will be observed in the gun, but it is still a good deal for a few credits.

This upgrade increases the magazine size of the weapon. Magazines of higher capacity can now be inserted into the gun. The magazine size is doubled to 4 rounds per magazine from the initial two rounds per magazine.

Stability Upgrade

The stability upgrade takes 1200 Callisto credits. The next upgrade also takes 1200 credits, and hence a decision is to be made by the player. He should consider his preferences and take the promotion that suits him more. This upgrade provides stability, while the other provides more damage.

This upgrade adds a foregrip to the gun. The addition of a foregrip helps significantly reduce the weapon recoil. Moreover, the weapon stability of the system is also improved.

Magnum Rounds Damage Upgrade

Magnum rounds damage upgrade also takes 1200 Callisto credits like the Stability upgrade. While the stability upgrade adds foregrip to provide stability, the magnum upgrade provides more damage for the same amount of credits.

This upgrade increases the damage delivered by the weapon. It adds extra fuel to all ammunition, so the damage to the enemies increases.

Swarming Rounds

Swarming rounds is the maximum upgrade that the game offers. So, this upgrade also takes a huge amount of higher Callisto credits. The upgrade is for a high 3600 Callisto credits.

This ultimate upgrade of the gun takes the weapon to a new level. The weapon is modified to exhaust fire and swarm enemies. Additionally, this upgrade gives the edge needed to deal with the upcoming problematic missions.

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Swarming round upgrade of Skunk Gun

Upgrading Skunk Gun seems to be not up to the mark with upgrading other shotguns, Stun Batton and Hand Cannon. The upgrades of the Skunk gun are expensive compared to the price of different firearms.

Ending Notes

Just because the Skunk gun is unlocked early doesn’t mean that the weapon is incapable of dishing out severe damage to enemies. The gun carries colossal significance as the game progresses if it suits your gaming style.

As the game progresses and the missions become more challenging, it is up to the player if you need to discard the weapon and select one that suits the style more or continue with it. Regardless, the Skunk weapon can prove to be a great shotgun.

After partial or complete upgrades, the skunk gun becomes a nightmare for enemies.

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